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Fri May 7, 2021, 10:30 AM

Remember when it was just - "Black coffee to go"



A Starbucks employee shared an elaborate Venti Caramel Crunch Frappuccino order he received that had 13 modifications, including adding five bananas, heavy cream, extra caramel drizzle, extra caramel crunch, extra salted brown butter topping, frappucino chips, one pump of honey blend, seven pumps of dark caramel sauce, extra whipped cream and ice, all double blended.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/starbucks-coffee-orders_l_6094062fe4b05af50dcd1691

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Reply Remember when it was just - "Black coffee to go" (Original post)
packman May 7 OP
no_hypocrisy May 7 #1
malthaussen May 7 #3
ZenDem May 7 #2
malthaussen May 7 #4
Wingus Dingus May 7 #5
Ferryboat May 7 #6
skypilot May 7 #10
eShirl May 7 #7
getagrip_already May 7 #8
niyad May 7 #9
Major Nikon May 7 #11
csziggy May 8 #12

Response to packman (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 10:34 AM

1. I remember a cup of Joe costing 35 cents in 1976.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:10 AM

3. Could still get it for a dime some places a few years earlier.

Ah, the Seventies... double-digit inflation. And now the talking heads are trying to sell that a little inflation is a good thing...

-- Mal

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 10:54 AM

2. Makes me crazy.

I hate coffee and I can only assume that people that order this much crap in their coffee hate it, too.
At some point, you have to ask yourself if you're just too damned needy.

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Response to ZenDem (Reply #2)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:11 AM

4. Yeah, really, like, where's the coffee?

I take mine black and have done so for years. It's *coffee*, damn it, not some confection.

-- Mal

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:23 AM

5. I didn't even know you could get that stuff at Bucky's.

I've never ordered anything there besides the americano regular coffee and once I got a macchiato. Didn't know you could add all sorts of doo-dads to it besides cream/milk and sugar. I think I'd be too intimidated to try ordering anything other than what I usually get.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:24 AM

6. How many calories are in that?

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Response to Ferryboat (Reply #6)

Fri May 7, 2021, 03:21 PM

10. Not that many...

...after you add the low-fat milk.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:27 AM

7. it's not so much a coffee shop as a hot ice cream shop

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:36 AM

8. as I sit here drinking hot black coffee....

I see the absurdity of the whole buckian coffee shop culture.

Starbucks isn't even good coffee. It is bitter and burnt in most cases. That's because nobody drinks it straight. Add enough crap to it and it could be battery acid.

But the saddest part is that drink above is probably pushing north of $20.......

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:37 PM

9. Even the late, still-missed Michelle's Ice Cream Parlour only had that much stuff in their "serves

20" special order birthday extravaganza.

Bet that brandon ordered this during the lunch rush.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 03:28 PM

11. I prefer coffee flavored coffee

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 12:03 AM

12. I've only been to Starbucks twice

And I won't go back because I don't know what to order to get a plain cup of coffee with a lot of milk and too much sweetener. I spent ten minutes the first time and couldn't make sense of the menu.


Then I stayed at a hotel for a seminar and they only served Starbucks coffee. That was the worst burnt coffee I ever tasted. It was so bad I took up drinking tea and still do.

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